Mountainfilm

Wilkinson Public Library - May 26, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.

Date: May 26, 2018
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
with Q&A
Solilochairliftquist

Solilochairliftquist

Film Screening — Duration: 4 mins

40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
From platitudes to epiphanies, this ode to the thoughts that drift through our minds during all those hours spent riding the chairlift couldn’t be more spot on.

The Lost People of Mountain Village

The Lost People of Mountain Village

Film Screening — Duration: 14 mins

40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
When a ghost town of massive stone buildings, gargantuan houses, antler chandeliers and mountain gothic architecture is discovered high in the San Juans, what ensues is satire in its highest form. The Lost People of Mountain Village asks many questions, but perhaps the most puzzling is this: How could the denizens of this former town have 19 bathrooms per house, but not a single grocery store?

Eastern Rises

Eastern Rises

Film Screening — Duration: 37 mins

40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
The Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East may as well be at the end of the earth. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, swimming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs and bears. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, halfway insane fly fishermen. Felt Soul Media’s Ben Knight and Travis Rummel last brought Mountainfilm audiences the story of Alaskan salmon at risk in Red Gold (Mountainfilm 2008), and this film reunites the filmmakers with Frank Smethurst (the star of their short Running Down the Man (Mountainfilm 2013)) as he and other anglers head to Kamchatka during the summer of 2008. In this gorgeous film, fishing is poetry; Bigfoot lurks in the fog; and fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished before.